The Second week of Virtuan trade

VIRTUA – After a second week of trading in our beloved country, it is time to look at our gains (and losses?).
The trade this week was booming, however due to a lack of iron () the trade stalled several times, which had a negative impact on the trade in general. However, that situation has changed yesterday, when the V MV started supplying iron.

A harbour in Virtua has been build, which makes it possible for Virtuan citizens to travel to other countries in the Federation, and for foreigners to visit our beloved Republic.The Financial department of Virtua stated that the budgets of both country and cities are excellent, due to that the Virtuan government employees were paid 50% extra bonus for two weeks already! It is important if you have not done yet, to request your national subsidy, this is possible to do in the Virtuan DoF-club.The second week of trade was lovely, with a few bummers of course. What will the third week bring? Keep the I-shells rolling, Virtuans!

Edition II

Welcome to vNews edition 2! This edition includes an article of Bleech, also an article of YAN and the statistics of Federal Researcher. Have fun reading!

The vNews-team

Virtuan education renewed

With the help of Herr Direktor of the Federals, Virtua is once again able to provide education of those who are worthy enough to ask for it. With the return of the educational standards, Virtua can once again train all old and new citizens for the public services within Virtua and the Federation.

Already, two students have passed all three tests. These students are no less than YAN, the Consul of Finances, and Sesam, our democratically chosen President. Their answers were commemarable and I hope they will encourage others to take up the pen(/keyboard) and fill in their own exam forms!

Also, I wish to note that over the years people have argued that the degree system holds no merit anymore. I cannot disapprove strongly enough of such a statement. The degree and education system in Virtua ensures not only that students have the required knowledge to perform the duties of an officer well, but also have to show their understanding of the bigger picture in the game, including the use and misuse of the law. Maybe you need some maturity to fully appreciate the subtleties of these kind of know-how. It may explain a lot, as all Virtuans know that a certain level of maturity is mostly lacking in our north-western neighbours, but that’s for another discussion.

All in all, Virtua is back in business and booming!

Viva Virtua!

Statistics week 2

Thanks to Federal Researcher!

1 YAN 2,101,280.44 Nasdaqar
2 natcha12 1,648,299.64 Cashington
3 sahib 1,561,327.19 Gold Coast
4 The King 2 1,474,525.84 El Peso
5 bonanza 1,255,332.84 Kronenburg
6 Hubinho1 1,248,078.39 Zwollar
7 BolleTripolire 1,225,661.43 El Peso
8 Charleene 1,223,248.55 Zwollar
9 Likemyitem 1,079,090.49 Gold Coast
10 Rokta 985,253.30 Nasdaqar
11 desmalen 979,264.55 Kronenburg
12 siemenrey 918,934.96 Roebelarendsveen
13 GK0 894,250.12 Gold Coast
14 hubinho 888,733.00 El Peso
15 nasi 882,486.50 El Peso
16 Fiorelli Alvarez 854,960.26 Ibisha
17 Ritz 847,554.92 Kronenburg
18 TK MV 816,549.93 El Peso
19 martijn5 780,282.02 Bahthoevedorp
20 loco_tazz 757,406.63 Monapoli
21 jeroentje312 688,472.53 El Peso
22 Bleech 683,256.23 Cashington
23 Federal Government 665,428.45 Sans Francishco
24 the mad bomber 661,224.00 Tripolire
25 Oxigeon 632,826.43 Kronenburg

Cash in the banks! Or in the economy?

It’s always depending per player, will they save their cash or will they put it safely(?) at the banks. It’s common known that in the first week (and the second) of the tradingperiod the money needs to ‘flow’, but what do the citizens of the countries think of this concept?

Several sources have let vNews know that the following amounts of I-shells are dropped in the national banks of the countries.

  • Vitua – 125.000 I-shells the banks;
  • Digitalia – 312.000 I-shells in the banks;
  • Cyberia – 508.000 I-shells in the banks;
  • Ibisha – 390.000 I-shells in the banks;

Now, what do these statistics tell us? It’s clear to see that Cyberians don’t like the concept at all, are they greedy? Or not trusting that their money will get back to them eventually? All possible, but what we know is that they don’t really like to spend a lot of money.

In Ibisha and Digitalia we can clearly see that traders put their money on the banks aswell. Virtuans however like to spend money and keep it going, which you can see above, only an amount of 125.000 I-shells is in the banks there!

Well, you just heard some statistics and you might be thinking, what to invest my beloved I-shells in then? We give you a few suggestions:

  1. Skyscrapers: Very effective, especially if you have a lot of stories! 
  2. Get yourself some reserves: makes it way more easier to fill up your stores.
  3. Build a nice club: not really good for your own wallet, but very nice for the social aspect of our game.

Keep the money going! We are only at the beginning of this trading period.

We are back (again)!

 

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Yep, we are back (again!). After a small break, ex-Editor in Chief YAN will be in charge again of publishing the next editions.

What will be different in this editions? Not much. We will keep going the way previous Editor in Chief viraxje did and hopefully we may receive loads of quality articles in the weeks that are coming.

Editions shall be published in the week-ends, for each article you will be paid in I-shells and/or credits. It’s very rewarding to write! We thank Bleech, Federal Researcher and YAN for contributing to this edition. Very much appreciated!

Overview Week 1

Welcome to the first edition of vNews! In this edition you can read an overview, an article about spending of I-shells or saving the money, an article of Bleech and of course the turnover statistics. Enjoy!

Firstly, some good news from our own organization. After a long time-out we are back. Editions shall be published weekly and at least consist of the overview and turover statistics. Talking about turnovers, thank you Federal Director for this week’s!

Not only in our organization we had some good news, but there was also good news for Virtua. The only English-only speaking country of our Federation has gotten back at her feet. Virtua previous round was inactive, and had a bad trade. But now, things have changed. The Virtuan economy is active again! With all the mainproducts covered with great traders such as sahibnatcha12likemyitem and Rokta Virtua is ready to rock again.

The Virtuan trade got better, but also Virtuan politics. At this moment, the Virtuan Council is discussing a lot of stuff, such as improvements on financial issues and border control. The position of Consul of Education was free for a while, but yesterday the Office of the Virtuan President announced that Vice President Bleech has accepted this position. We wish him the best of luck!

Not only ‘oldies’ have taken a position in the Virtuan National Government but also new players were given the chance to expand their knowledge about the political system in our country: welcome Lemming Herder as General Consul!

Outside Virtua we can also see a booming trade, especially on Ibishan soil you can see that the map shall be empty very soon (maybe even when you are reading this!). What will the Ibishans do? A very well-known solution is getting your recources from other countries, which the Ibishan citizens will most likely go for.

In Digitalia King The King 2 is dominating the trade, however, his skyscraper is not that big. Especially compared to the almost 400 floors in Nasdaqar of YAN. The MV Kirederf MV supplies plastic to Virtuan citizens, however, it is not known if this MV actually is profitable.

Overall we can see a good roundstart, both on political and trade aspects of our game. Each country of our Federation also has announced their delegates for the Council of Veterans. It will be interesting to see if the Council comes with new ideas, or if they will adress new issues.

Lotstate is an issue though, in almost each and every city of the Federation, the lotstates have dropped below 90, which means trouble. Will the mayors fix these problems themselves, or do the Digitalian diamondtraders have a good round? Who knows..

The ups and downs of Virtua

Like everything in life, Virtua also faces her ups-and-downs. Lately, many of the most notable Virtuans have been taking a holiday in Cyberia or outside of the federation. This results in somewhat slow rounds, but most practically also in an ineffective government. This round, we face a lack of functional education department and sufficient judges to preside cases in the Virtuan Court. What will be the answer to these problems?

In this article I wish to highlight my position in a discussion that is not about being right or wrong, but about what feels right for most of the people while respecting the traditions and customs of the greatest nation of the Miniconomy federation.

First of all, having ups and downs are reality. Last round we had almost zero trading activity, but this round the Virtuan economy booms with the NSQ stock quotation being the highest of the entire federation while writing this article. In my opinion, the same can be said for our government. The efficiency of the government and her departments is fully dependant of the input of an active group of players committing themselves to the same noble cause, improving Virtua. Positions like judge and teacher can be taken at the same time as many of the other professions, but still it is a fact that you need at least a group of about 10 players to achieve the minimum level of efficiency.

The solution for solving inefficiency of the government should not be sought in changing the law. The law preserves the most important values and customs most of the inhabitants feel most comfortable with. For example, having an educational system where you have to take an exam to acquire a degree needed for certain jobs maintains a level of professionalism in a country where we take things seriously. At this moment, we are the only country to do so and I think it is not coincidence that the larger part of the international jobs is held by experienced and valued Virtuans like Tuned, Mystq (CoV) and natcha12 (IC).

No, instead of changing the law, we need to guide new players into all the dimensions this game provides. We should contact our old friends who have been taking long holidays from the Miniconomy Federation. And above all, we should cherish everything our fellow Virtuans do for our shared cause.

Viva Virtua!

Turnover statistics week 1

Below you may find the turnover statistics of week 1. Special thanks to Federal Researcher for sending us these!

1 YAN 1,016,477.23 Nasdaqar
2 The King 2 1,009,943.92 El Peso
3 natcha12 954,943.29 Cashington
4 Hubinho1 839,680.38 Zwollar
5 Likemyitem 802,993.30 Nasdaqar
6 BolleTripolire 771,730.29 El Peso
7 sahib 767,371.54 Centropolis
8 desmalen 703,623.62 Kronenburg
9 Fiorelli Alvarez 694,891.20 Ibisha
10 Charleene 654,666.72 Zwollar
11 bonanza 640,539.37 Kronenburg
12 siemenrey 585,876.99 Roebelarendsveen
13 Ritz 575,944.67 Kronenburg
14 hubinho 560,975.85 El Peso
15 Federal Government 538,701.85 Sans Francishco
16 Zoe gek wie sjek 531,312.60 Ibisha
17 Rokta 515,518.35 Nasdaqar
18 jeroentje312 513,805.03 El Peso
19 TK MV 507,039.75 El Peso
20 nasi 495,014.00 El Peso
21 martijn5 451,670.20 Kronenburg
22 loco_tazz 448,716.73 Monapoli
23 GK0 415,590.34 Nasdaqar
24 Leonardo_Alvarez 380,718.78 Ibisha
25 Oxigeon 365,710.63 Kronenburg

vNews edition 2 round 152

 

Hi and welcome to a shortened version of vNews.

As some of you may know I, viraxje, was bankrupted this round.
Turns out having a newspaper is a lot less interesting when you are bankrupt.
I found it difficult myself to still log in and keep encouraging players to write articles for the paper, Hence also this short edition(which I apologize for).
To be fair I haven’t done much of the work this round,  I am very grateful to both Riviat and Mystq this round for keeping the activity going behind the scenes. Actually Riviat managed to write articles his fourth edition in a row now, which is quite the achievement! Therefore Riviat is winner of the vNews Writer of the Round award!
I also wish to thank Mystq for publishing edition 1 this round whilst I was on vacation.

Since my holiday period is coming up I won’t be able to spend as much time on vNews as I have been able to last round.
However I do find it very beneficial for the English community to also have a newspaper in English around, therefore I ask you to contact me if you’re interesting in helping out ensuring the continuity of vNews.

-V